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Looking for a clap sound like Gary Numan "Metal" and "Cars"

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Joined: 04/17/2010

Most claps I have are tinny.. Numan had something on his early 80s track Metal and Cars that was thick, heavy and nasty sounding.  Anyone have an idea of where that came from originally, or better yet -- if someone has a sample they'd be up fro sharing?

Joined: 09/24/2012

That is because his handclaps were real, look at this 1980 Telekon album, the handclaps were done by Simple Minds and James Freuds band (Australalian Numan fan).

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Joined: 04/20/2010

how about layering several handclaps from different drumkits on top of each other?

(maybe with a little bit of variation on the panning and/or playing with the lead/lag)